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The Little Mermaid

4K Ultra HD

Blu Ray

  • Score
    81
    from 3 reviewers
  • The Little Mermaid
    1989
    83 min
    G
    True 4K
    HDR10
    Dolby Atmos

    Director: Ron Clements, John Musker

    Actors: Rene Auberjonois, Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jodi Benson, Pat Carroll

    Plot: A mermaid princess makes a Faustian bargain in an attempt to become human and win a prince's love.

    Disc Release Date: 26 February 2019

    • Video
      85
    • Audio
      83
    • Extra
      76
    • Movie
      83

    all scores

    Blu-ray.com review by Martin Liebman
    • Video
      100
    • Disney's previously released 1080p Blu-ray from 2013 was well received for its 2D image quality. The studio has improved upon a very good thing with this 2160p/HDR UHD presentation that does not necessarily...

    • Audio
      90
    • Disney's Dolby Atmos soundtrack does not appear to suffer, severely, anyway, from the company's recent trend of limited range and lowered volume. On the contrary, this is a healthy, full-bodied track that...

    • Extra
      90
    • The Little Mermaid's Signature Collection UHD disc contains no extras, but the bundled Blu-ray and digital code contain many. Like the others in the series, this set contains some new extras and tinkers...

    • Movie
      100
    • Disney has opened the vault to re-release the sensational 1989 animated Musical 'The Little Mermaid' to the UHD format. The presentation features new 2160p/HDR-encoded video, a Dolby Atmos soundtrack,...

    • Total
      90
    • The Little Mermaid makes quite the splash on the UHD format. The image is stellar, not so much for any added textural clarity within the source animation but rather for the HDR application, which adds...

    High-Def Digest review by M. Enois Duarte
    • Video
      80
    • Ariel swims to be part of the Ultra HD world with a lovely HEVC H.265 encode (1.78:1) that takes an impressive step forward and leaves its Blu-ray peer behind floating in the ocean. Immediately apparent...

    • Audio
      80
    • Along with the excellent video presentation, Disney continues to surprise with a shockingly terrific and unexpectedly stirring Dolby Atmos soundtrack that improves on its DTS-HD Master Audio 7.1 predecessor....

    • Extra
      50
    • Supplements ported over from the previous Diamond Edition Blu-ray are joined by a couple of new bonuses, exclusive to this 30th Anniversary Edition. For more on the supplements available with the digital...

    • Movie
      60
    • I'm somewhat astonished The Little Mermaid will be celebrating thirty years since its original theatrical release while at the same time, I don't believe the story of a teenage mermaid attempting to seduce...

    • Total
      70
    • Although this viewer takes issue with certain aspects of the plot and its themes, The Little Mermaid nonetheless can be appreciated for the stunning animation work, which surprisingly holds well and Ursula...

    AVSForum review by Ralph Potts
    • Video
      90
    • I can fully appreciate the attention to detail that went into design of each of the animated characters. Contrast is stable and strikes a wonderful balance that highlights the multi-layered grays and delineated...

    • Audio
      90
    • When compared to the 7.1 channel (Atmos core and original DTS-HD Master Audio) mixes the immersive track offers a noticeable improvement by opening up the soundstage, elevating the perception of low-level...

    • Extra
      80
    • Disc 1: The Little Mermaid Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc 2: The Little Mermaid Blu-ray New Bonus Features: • Sing-Along Mode – Sing along to the movie in this sing-along version of the film.• Alan Menken & the...

    • Movie
      100
    • Disney animation returned to its classic fairy tale roots in 1989 for the first time in three decades with its 28th full-length animated feature “The Little Mermaid.” Hans Christian Andersen’s enchanting...

    • Total
      90
    • This Ultimate Collector’s Edition release includes new bonus supplements, with the bulk of the previously released extras included as part of the Digital version only. The new features are worth exploring...